Primary Care Research Investigators

Primary Care Research

Primary Care Research Staff

Kelly Nottingham, MPH, CHES                    
Executive Director 
Email: nottingk@ohio.edu                        

Lisa Forster, MS 
Senior, Community Research Project Manager
Email:   forsterl@ohio.edu  

 

Primary Care Research Investigators

Elizabeth Beverly, Ph.D.
Area of interest: Diabetes; Geriatrics/aging; Behavioral Interventions
Affiliation: Family Medicine/ Diabetes Institute

Joseph Bianco, Ph.D. 
Area of interest: Empathy in medical students and residents; Trauma Informed Care
Affiliation: Social Medicine

Jane Broecker, M.D.
Area of interest: Women’s Health; Contraception
Affiliation: Specialty Medicine/Obstetrics & Gynecology

Sharon Casapulla, Ph.D.
Area of interest: Medical education; Rural & Underserved populations
Affiliation: Rural & Underserved Programs

Leanne Chrisman-Khawam, MD
Area of interest: Medical Education; Novel Methods of teaching primary care
Affliation:  Social Medicine (Cleveland)

Sebastian Diaz, Ph.D., J.D.
Area of interest:  Workforce research; Big data
Affliation:  Family Medicine/CACCOM

David Drozek, D.O.
Area of interest: Lifestyle Medicine; Practice improvement in colonoscopies
Affiliation: Specialty Medicine/ General Surgery

David Eland, D.O.
Area of interest: Osteopathic Principles & Practices; Longitudinal Outcomes of OMT
Affiliation: Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine

Berkeley Franz, Ph.D.
Area interest:  Community-based Primary Care, Health Policy, Religious and Cultural Competence
Affliation:  Social Medicine

Todd Fredricks, M.D.
Area of interest: Veterans’ Health; Improving teaching techniques; Media in Medicine
Affiliation: Family Medicine

Jody M. Gerome, D.O.
Area of interest: Women’s Health; Gestational Diabetes
Affiliation: Specialty Medicine/ Obstetrics & Gynecology

Jen-Tzer Gau, M.D., Ph.D.
Area of interest: Geriatric Medicine; Healthy aging/Nutrition
Affiliation: Geriatrics

Dawn Graham, Ph.D
Area of interest:  Behavioral Health Integration, Community-based Research
Affliliation:  Social Medicine

Emily Guseman, Ph.D
Area of interest:  Childhood obesity interventions
Affliliation:  Family Medicine

Simeon Hain, D.O.
Area of interest: lntegrating Osteopathy into clinical practice; Osteopathic Practices & Principles
Affiliation: Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine

Zelalem Haile, Ph.D.
Area of interest:  Maternal, Infant and Child health; Gestastional Diabetes; Epidemiology 
Affiliation:  Social Medicine (Dublin)

Gillian Ice, Ph.D, MPH
Area of interest:  Global Health; Cargivers and Caregiver Stress
Affiliation:  Social Medicine/Global Health Initiative

Anna Kerr, PhD
Area of interest:  Patient-provider communication (Decision Making; Uncertainty Management)
Affiliation: Family Medicine

Kristin Kerwin, RN
Area of interest:  Maternal,  I nfant and C hild H ealth; P atient N avigation
Affiliation:  Family Navigator Program, Community Health Programs

Timothy Law, D.O., M.B.A.
Area of interest: Neuromuscular health; Geriatrics/Healthy Aging; Osteopathic Practices & Principles
Affiliation: Family Medicine/OMNI/ CTRU

Stacy Lee, RN
Area of interest:  Maternal,  I nfant and C hild H ealth; P atient N avigation
Affiliation:  Family Navigator Program, Community Health Programs

Randy Longenecker, M.D.
Area of interest:  Rural Medical Education
Affiliation:  Family Medicine/Office of Rural & Urban Underserved Programs

Sue Meeks, R.N.-B.C.
Area of interest: Maternal,  Infant and Child Health; Patient Navigation
Affiliation: Family Navigator Program, Community Health Programs

Rosellen Roche, MD, PhD
Area of interest:  Youth Violence; Community Impact; Veterans' Health; Medical Education
Affiliation:  Family Medicine (Cleveland)

Sarah Rubin, Ph.D.
Area of interest:  Social and cultural anthropology, Infant mortality
Affiliation:  Social Medicine (Cleveland)

Tracy Shaub, D.O.
Area of interest:  Geriatrics, Pallative Care, Behavioral Health Integration
Affiliation:  Family Medicine

Daniel Skinner, PhD
Area of interest:  Affordable Care Act, Health Policy
Affiliation:  Social Medicine (Dublin)

Melissa Thomas, PhD, MSPH, MSA, MCHES, C.CHW
Area of interest:  Amish Health, Community-based/Community engaged research; Food insecurity
Affiliation:  Family Medicine

Frances Wymbs, Ph.D.
Area of interest: Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder; Shared Decision Making
Affiliation: Family Medicine

Amy Zidron, D.O., Ph.D.
Area of interest: Pediatrics; Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome; Health Disparitiesin Pediatrics
Affiliation: Pediatrics
 


Focused Research Work Groups

  • Maternal, Infant and Child Health
  • Lifestyle, Behavioral, and Complimentary Health Approaches
  • Medical Education

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